We often get enquiries from customers looking for a front and rear dash cam package or dual camera as they’re sometimes known.
Front view dash cams suit most people’s needs because they provide additional protection in the event of a traffic accident. Front facing dash cams are very useful when you need to prove that you are not the one at fault. In the event of an accident where someone runs into the rear of your vehicle, the law almost always protects the driver who sustained rear damage.
There are some occasions however where customers desire a front and rear dash cam combo. We have spent alot of time and effort testing front and rear combos and the problem we always come up against is the poor picture quality of these units. The rear dash cam is always of very poor quality, with the definition being either 480p or 640p…perhaps you may be lucky to find a 720p unit and this will be enough to get you by in most instances.
It is highly recommended that your dash cam is full HD 1080p resolution, whether front or rear facing. The poorer quality units are unlikely to clearly pick up the number plate details of the offending vehicle in many instances, rendering the footage completely useless if the offender “does a runner” on you.
We found the best quality front and rear camera to be the hp870g front and rear combo. Over the years we have sold many different brands of dash cam and the HP’s are superior in many ways. For a start there are rarely any reason for them to be returned, so we know the quality of the dash cams is top notch. Also, the level of standard features and the operating system on the HPs is far better than any of the competitors. It really is a case of “you get what you pay for”.
The Full HD 1080p Front & Rear Dash Cam Combo
We have created our own front and rear dash cam 1080p Full HD combo by combining two individual dash cams and allowing them to record independently. We also include a triple socket adaptor which transforms your cigarette lighter so it has the capability to run more than one power input at a time, allowing both of the dash cams to run at once. The package also includes 2 x 32gb memory cards to record and store your vision. We believe this combo gives complete protection on the road.
The dash cams will begin recording automatically as soon as there is power in the ignition. For most, this is when the ignition is switched on. On more modern cars, the power is active in the ignition as soon as you press your remote central locking button.
With the inclusion of the 32gb memory card, your front and rear dash cams will record up to 6 hrs of footage in total. Once the memory card is full, the recording loops back to the start, recording over the oldest footage first so you always have up to your most recent driving footage recorded. Footage is recorded in short increments (generally 5-10 mins which can be adjusted on the cam settings) so you don’t have to trawl through one big video file to find an incident.
Whilst there are many cheap as chips units on the market, they are simply of very poor quality. They are unlikely to last in Australian conditions and they not able to be relied upon if an incident does occur.